HV Gamer Con 2020

April 4th-5th, 2020

Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York 

 

2020

Welcome Hudson Valley Gamer Con to Albany!

Join The Albany Capital Center (ACC) along with the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in welcoming the largest northeast collegiate esports event to-date to the Capital Region this spring.

HV Gamer Con 2020 is excited to announce a partnership with Schenectady, N.Y. based Gaming Insomniacs, an esports organization, who will oversee the addition of an amateur tournament in addition to the collegiate tournament taking place at the Albany Capital Center.

This year’s event is expected to be an even larger draw with more colleges and the addition of a new game title. At HV Gamer Con 2020, colleges will compete in Overwatch, Fortnite and Supersmash Brothers Ultimate.

The Expo will showcase regional game development studios, Empire State Development’s Digital Game Hubs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University, college programs focused on game development and esports, local artists, panel discussions, independent developers and other esports lifestyle brands, hands-on game play, retail vendors, and more.

When your team is not competing, you will have the opportunity to experience an array of eclectic restaurants, cafes, distilleries, pubs, trivia competitions, arts/entertainment and much more in downtown. Albany has it all for you to experience! 

For a complete schedule and ticket information - please CLICK HERE

 

Need Help?

Deb

 

If there is anything we can do prior to the tournament and while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Meet Up With Other Gamers

Hudson Valley Gamer Con is the Northeast’s largest collegiate esports event to date. It is expected to draw hundreds of gaming fans to the region as well as local esports enthusiasts.

Be sure to check out www.meetup.com and see some of the gaming groups that are established right here in the capital region. 

Free Trolley Service in Downtown Albany 

While you are in downtown Albany be sure to take advantage of the Capital City Trolley. This free trolley service will operate every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 5:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., bringing residents and tourists alike to popular restaurants and attractions downtown, such as: Times Union Center, Albany Capital Center, Lark Street, Palace Theatre, hotels, and much more! Click here for route information and download the free Cityfinder App by Transfinder, to track the trolley from your phone! Thank you to our partners at Capital District Transportation Authority and our community partners for providing this complimentary transportation!

Hudson Valley GamerCon Discounted Hotel Sleeping Rooms 

(COMING SOON) 

In the meantime, click here to look at hotels in Albany County.

 

What is There To Do in This 400-Year-Old City?

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany

 

Downtown Albany Attractions 

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   
 

The Discover Albany Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

Lark Street 

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

 

Lark Street

Lark Street

 

Downtown Albany Area Information 

Banks

   

Citizens Bank

10 North Pearl Street (518) 447-0151

Key Bank

120 State Street (518) 433-2000

NBT Bank of Albany

54 State Street (518) 426-3285

Pioneer Bank

90 State Street (518) 427-5913

Churches

   

The Cathedral of All Saints

62 South Swan Street (518) 465-1342

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

125 Eagle Street (518) 463-4447

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

107 State Street (518) 434-3502

Medical Care Facilities

   

Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue (518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard (518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard (518) 525-1550

Pharmacies

   

CVS

16 New Scotland Avenue (518) 434-0667

Walgreens

17 North Pearl Street (518) 434-6024

 

 

Wolf Road

On Wolf Road you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora, Regal Cinemas Stadium 13 and more.

 

The Costumer Has a Special Offer For You!

The Costumer, located in Colonie, is offering 30% off in store ALL Licensed Video Game Merchandise, including Zelda, Mario, Halo and more.  The sale will run through March 30th for all you Gamer Cons.  Enjoy! 

 

Wolf Road Area Information 

Banks

   

Bank of America

133 Wolf Road (518) 459-9003

Key Bank

95 Wolf Road (518) 453-1612

Trustco Bank

34 Wolf Road (518) 458-7761

Churches

   

Blessed Virgin Mary Church

250 Maxwell Road (518) 453-2258

Christ Our Light Catholic Church

1 Maria Drive (518) 459-6635
St. Francis Chapel 145 Wolf Road
Shoppers Park #7
(518) 459-2854

Medical Care Facility

   

Albany Med EmUrgentCare

98 Wolf Road Suite 16 (518) 264-9000

Pharmacies

   

CVS

465 Sand Creek Road (518) 482-2835

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road (518) 482-1085

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road (518) 458-1205

 

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Useful Links

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional tournament information as well as information regarding services, shopping, and dining in the Capital Region.

 Albany Attractions
 Albany Calendar of Events
 Downtown Albany Parking Information
 Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options

 Wolf Road Map/Dining Options

Shopping Information
 Colonie Center Mall
 Crossgates Mall
 Stuyvesant Plaza


Travel Information
 Albany International Airport
 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
 Driving Directions
 Megabus